Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beaches 2017

     This film is a remake of the 1988 movie with the same title that starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.  CC Bloom and Hillary Whitney meet each other at a Southern California beach.  CC is a singing for money donations and Hillary is the daughter of a lawyer.  They promise each other that they will write and be friends forever.  CC realizes her dream to act and sing.  Hillary goes to law school and she marries.  It’s a long time before the two see each other again in person.  Hillary comes to visit CC with her husband.  They realize they don’t have things in common like they used to and their friendship is broken for a time.
     I have seen the original film and I thought it was better than this versioin.  In the beginning of this film, I couldn’t connect with the two leads.  It took a while for me to care about what happened to them but then the story starting getting better.  3* (This movie was OK)  

87 min Drama, directed by Allison Anders with Idina Menzel, Nia Long, Daniel Letto, Antonio Cupo, Sanai Victoria, Colin Lawrence, Barbara Beall.

Note:  Metacritic 56 out of 100 with 10 critics 3.6 out of 10 with 5 reviews, 57% critic 27% audience on Rotten Tomatoes,
Special Note:  Filmed in Coquitlam and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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